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Well the thing is that I'll get more performance with dual and yes i have worked with dual before so i know what issues i may face.


I personally hate the 6900 series, even if i got one for free id sell it.
please explain

whatever, dual cards is your choice. I would probably go with the 6850s then
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What logical reasons do you have for hating the 69XX series. They fit in perfectly in the performance per dollar ladder. There is no reason to dislike a videocard that performs well- 6970s and 6950s are better buys if you game at high resolutions or use tri-monitor setups.

Just get a single GTX 570 if you plan on getting a 1080p monitor. The 580 isn't worth the extra money at that resolution, the 570 will max everything out, and you won't have any of the hassles that can come with multi-GPU setups like the 6850 or 6870 CFX. While crossfiring 2 cards certainly looks cool, it's not worth it at 1080p for the possible hassles.

If you are dead set on CFX (which is silly) 2 6850s are all you need for 1080p.
hmm mayb in the usa they do but from where i live they are the same price as the gtx 480's which is roughly $500 :O Im not too keen on spending that much on something that can barely surpass the 5870 cause i can get 5870's for almost half the price
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then get 5870(s)?
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Well any other suggestions? So looks like its between the 570 and 6850 crossfire by the looks of it. I know I'll get much more performance with the 6850's but the 570 is a single card which means less setup hassle.
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then get 5870(s)?
I can get the 6850's for cheaper tho and they are roughly the same. Also my hx650 prob wnt handle the 5870's very well

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Unknown graphics card :/
Edited by Uncivilised - 1/16/11 at 11:39pm
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